September 19, 2011

A Texas sized tragedy

Just recently went to Texas to help deliver a load of hay from Alabama. Texas is experiencing the worse drought in their history; a drought reminiscent of the dust bowl days of the 1930's. The vegetation is so dry that careless drivers flicking cigarette butts out the window has set parts of Texas on fire. A trip down any highway is riddled with scorched spots and smoldering tree trunks. Ranchers are selling off half of their cattle in an attempt to purchase enough hay from other states to feed their prized quarter horses. Stock tanks that water the animals are drying up. With no rain in sight one can't help but wonder what will happen to Texas? What happens to beef prices next year? Is this the beginning of another dust bowl to go with our awful economy?